Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Research opportunities currently available for Master's and Ph.D. students!
New course offerings beginning in Spring 2012:
New course offerings beginning in Fall 2012:
New course offerings beginning in Spring 2013:
Biostatistics is a branch of applied statistics and is concerned with developing and using techniques to summarize and analyze medical and biological data.
The teaching and research programs prepare the student to be part of an interdisciplinary team for conducting medical and public health research. Students learn to extract and report data from existing databases, to create new databases as appropriate, and to analyze these data. Advanced level students learn to address issues in the development and appropriate use of statistical methods.
The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to advance the discipline by training students in methods research and its application, conducting methodological and collaborative interdisciplinary research in the fields of public health and medicine, and by providing to the academic, research and professional committees.